Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Four-Year Curriculum Plan Courses

A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the curriculum. Students must also complete six elective credits from the Part III Viewing a Wider World general education category.

Math basic academic skills requirement must be satisfied.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 122 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics
Choose one from the following: 23-4
College Algebra3
Applications of Calculus I3
Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Honors
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Nursing Courses 4
Level 1
NMNC 3110Introduction to Nursing Concepts3
NMNC 3135Principles of Nursing Practice4
NMNC 3120Evidence-Based Practice3
Choose one from the following (3-6 credits):3-6
Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing4
Pathophysiology3
Human Pathophysiology
and Human Pathophysiology I
6
Level 2
NMNC 3210Health and Illness Concepts I3
NMNC 3220Health Care Participant3
NMNC 3230Nursing Pharmacology3
NMNC 3235Assessment and Health Promotion4
Level 3
NMNC 4310Health & Illness Concepts II3
NMNC 4320Professional Nursing Concepts I3
NMNC 4335Care of Patients with Chronic Cndtns4
Nursing Elective Course-3 credits (Specific List of Courses from Nursing Advisor)3
Level 4
NMNC 4410Health & Illness Concepts III4
NMNC 4435Clinical Intensive I4
NMNC 4445Clinical Intensive II4
Level 5
NMNC 4510Concept Synthesis3
NMNC 4520Professional Nursing Concepts II3
NMNC 4535Clinical Intensive III4
NMNC 4545BSN Capstone4
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
NUTR 2110Human Nutrition3
Anatomy and Physiology Requirement
Choose one combination of courses from the following:8
Combination One
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
8
Combination Two
Human Physiology3
Physiology of Humans
and
Pre-Professional Human Anatomy
and Pre-Professional Human Anatomy Laboratory
5
Combination Three
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
4
and
Anatomy and Physiology II
and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
Statistics Requirement
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Statistics3
Statistical Methods3
Statistical Applications3
Microbiology Requirement
Choose one from the following:4-5
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
Public Health Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory
5
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1220
Total Credits122-127

Note: A grade of C- or better is required for all courses in the curriculum. You must also complete 6 elective credits from the Part III Viewing a Wider World general education category.

  1. An applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or who has been convicted of a felony is advised to contact the appropriate State Board of Nursing regarding eligibility for licensure.
  2. Clinical clearances are required for all students prior to admission and concurrent with each semester of studies. These include: current immunizations; background screening; drug testing; individual health insurance coverage; current CPR status; various health agency orientations, as well as other requirements mandated by clinical affiliation agreements. Failure to complete and provide documentation within timelines established by the School of Nursing may prevent admission to/or continuation within the nursing program.
  3. Students are required to make a satisfactory score on nationally-normed, standardized tests before application. In the last semester of the curriculum, students are required to take a comprehensive/ standardized exam and to make a satisfactory score on this exam prior to their final clinical experience.
  4. Newly admitted students are required to attend an orientation session which occurs prior to the start of classes for their first nursing semester.
  5. School-wide activities begin 1-3 days prior to the start of classes. Attendance is required.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 1 4
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
4
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
MATH 1350G Introduction to Statistics 1 3
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication 1  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1  
Choose from one of the following: 4-5
Anatomy and Physiology I
and Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1
 
Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 1  
Pre-Professional Human Anatomy
and Pre-Professional Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
 
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition 3
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Semester 1
BSN Application Term - start planning for HESI exam (resources and deadlines)  
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
Choose from one of the following: 3-4
Anatomy and Physiology II
and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
 
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Fall Only)  
Physiology of Humans (Spring Only)  
Choose from one of the following: 4-5
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
 
Public Health Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory 1
 
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Laboratory 1
 
Area V: Humanities Course 2 3
 Credits13-15
Semester 2
NMNC 3110 Introduction to Nursing Concepts 3
NMNC 3135 Principles of Nursing Practice 4
NURS 328 Human Pathophysiology Foundation for Nursing 4
NMNC 3120 Evidence-Based Practice 3
Students who need to enroll in 15 credits for Finanical Aid purposes will need to take additional electives  
 Credits14
Third Year
Semester 1
NMNC 3210 Health and Illness Concepts I 3
NMNC 3220 Health Care Participant 3
NMNC 3230 Nursing Pharmacology 3
NMNC 3235 Assessment and Health Promotion 4
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
NMNC 4310 Health & Illness Concepts II 3
NMNC 4320 Professional Nursing Concepts I 3
NMNC 4335 Care of Patients with Chronic Cndtns 4
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
NURS Elective Course 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
NMNC 4410 Health & Illness Concepts III 4
NMNC 4435 Clinical Intensive I 4
NMNC 4445 Clinical Intensive II 4
VWW: Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
NMNC 4510 Concept Synthesis 3
NMNC 4520 Professional Nursing Concepts II 3
NMNC 4535 Clinical Intensive III 4
NMNC 4545 BSN Capstone 4
 Credits14
 Total Credits122-125